Cybersecurity Threat Intelligence - Junior Analyst

Acuity, Inc.
  • Location
    Rosslyn, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Aug 27

Position description

Acuity is a leading management and technology consulting firm that specializes in serving the federal government. Our innovative, collaborative and rewarding work environment has earned repeat honors from the Washington Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and SmartCEO Corporate Culture awards. We are looking for new talent to add to our growing team and are currently hiring additional Cybersecurity Analysts.

We are looking for someone who is capable of performing in-depth analysis of open source and classified reporting  to identify potential and actual cyber threats to the Department and continually liaise with law enforcement and intelligence entities, foreign partners, and others, to exchange and share information.

We expect Cyber Security Intelligence Analysts to do the following:

  • Research – Examines and prioritizes events using existing tools to correlate data for the purposed of reducing false positives
  • Analysis –Perform threat assessments that combine intelligence information with security events data resulting in insightful analysis and description of the threats. Conduct cyber threat assessments of foreign countries, hacker groups, and other entities with capabilities that could pose potential harm to the Department’s networks
  • Report – Builds written products generally ranging from 1-10 pages, often on short suspense deadlines. 
  • Present – Creates and produces oral briefings for a wide variety of officials on threat intelligence findings and security best practices

We expect Cyber Security Intelligence Analysts to also possess the following skills:

  • Have proven written and oral communication skills
  • Have knowledge or interest in the current state of cyber international relations, adversary tactics, and trends
  • Have keen analytical skills, curiosity, agility, and adaptability


Required Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of various cyber threats and commonly used tactics, techniques, and procedures
  • Experience using open and closed data sources to identify and extract indicators of compromise
  • Experience with the technical capabilities and limitations of the Internet and online technologies, including social networking sites, blogs and microblogs, Internet mapping tools
  • The ability to analyze e-mail headers, conduct PassiveDNS analysis, create Yara signatures based off of malware reports and collaboration with malware team
  • Experience with computer network protocols and conducting open-source research
  • Knowledge of general global political and security issues and regional and overseas expertise.
  • At least 1 year experience with Splunk
  • Ability to write concise analytical products and assessments
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced and demanding work environment with tight deadlines and 
  • BA or BS degree in Cyber Security, Information Systems, International Security Studies, Political Science, or Business Administration with a focus on IT Administration
  • 0-2 years of experience
  • Interest and/or experience in cyber security and intelligence analysis. 
  • A TS/SCI clearance or the ability to gain one.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with computer programming languages, including PhP, Python, SQL, C++, Perl, Java, or other associated languages
  • Experience with targeting analysis in the intelligence community or computer network defense community
  • Experience with leading analysis and reviewing peer products
  • Knowledge of malware types, malware analysis tools and procedures and ability to report malware analysis output-Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills
  • MA or MS degree in Cyber Security, Information Systems, International Security Studies, Political Science, or Business Administration with a focus on IT Administration 
  • Security+, CEH, or CISSP Certifications or penetration testing experience a plus
  • Foreign Language experience with Arabic, Chinese, Farsi, or Russian (or other Cyrillic based languages) are highly desired

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